By Susan Milligan
When did hoodies become synonymous with hoods?
Trayvon Martin looked suspicious to George Zimmerman as the neighborhood watch captain followed the slain teen (against the direction of a 911 operator) in Florida. A Justice Department investigation is underway to determine what happened (and the lynch mob mentality that's emerging against Zimmerman is no better than the quick judgment by authorities that Zimmerman shot Martin in self defense). There are many unanswered questions: Did Martin assault Zimmerman? Does the newly-enhanced police video really show Zimmerman with a gash on his head? Did Zimmerman actually utter a racial slur when he called 911? Is Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law the culprit, or is it being misused to justify an unjustifiable shooting?
But it's the attention to clothing-and questions about whether Martin should have been wearing a hoodie-that are mostRead More »from For Rape Victims and Trayvon Alike, Clothes Don't Justify the Crime